Salvage total laryngectomy after external-beam radiotherapy: A 20-year experience.

@article{Sandulache2016SalvageTL,
  title={Salvage total laryngectomy after external-beam radiotherapy: A 20-year experience.},
  author={Vlad C Sandulache and Laura J Vandelaar and Heath Devin Skinner and Juan Pablo Cata and Katherine A Hutcheson and Clifton David Fuller and Jack Phan and Zuhair Siddiqui and Stephen Y Lai and Randal S. Weber and Mark E Zafereo},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
  pages={E1962-8}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the clinical and functional outcomes after salvage total laryngectomy (STL). METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 218 patients who underwent STL between 1994 and 2014. RESULTS Seventy percent of patients originally had T1 or T2, N0 tumors and 73% had definitive external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) alone. A majority utilized tracheoesophageal prosthesis (77%) and were gastrostomy free (80%) at last follow-up. The 5… CONTINUE READING
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